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Bitmap.FromHicon Method

Creates a Bitmap from a Windows handle to an icon.

Namespace: System.Drawing
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public static Bitmap FromHicon (
	IntPtr hicon
)
public static Bitmap FromHicon (
	IntPtr hicon
)
public static function FromHicon (
	hicon : IntPtr
) : Bitmap
Not applicable.

Parameters

hicon

A handle to an icon.

Return Value

The Bitmap that this method creates.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Gets the handle to an existing icon image.

  • Creates a Bitmap from the handle.

  • Draws the Bitmap to the screen.

[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImportAttribute("user32.dll")]
private static extern IntPtr LoadImage(int Hinstance,
    string name, int type, int width, int height, int load);

private void Hicon_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
             
    // Get a handle to an icon.
    IntPtr Hicon = LoadImage(0, "smile.ico", 1, 0, 0, 16);
             
    // Create a Bitmap object from the icon handle.
    Bitmap iconBitmap = Bitmap.FromHicon(Hicon);
             
    // Draw the Bitmap object to the screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(iconBitmap, 0, 0);
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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